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Old Apr 14, 2015, 1:27 AM   #1
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Default How to get Canon-like skin tones?

I've been trying to figure this out for a while but I can't get the formula right in Photoshop.


I'm taking portrait stills and I want to get the gorgeous color skin tones that Canon's cameras produce.


Is there any Photoshop action or method I can use in post to do so?
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Old Apr 14, 2015, 4:53 AM   #2
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In programs like photoshop or lightroom you can adjust individual colours saturation,lightness and hue- thus adjusting a particular skin tone to taste should be quite easy- just have a play around until you're happy with things.
Obviously,shooting RAW gives you more latitude with adjustments...
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Orange filter. I used to have an older PS Elements (5 or 6) which had this filter preset.
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Orange filter. I used to have an older PS Elements (5 or 6) which had this filter preset.

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In programs like photoshop or lightroom you can adjust individual colours saturation,lightness and hue- thus adjusting a particular skin tone to taste should be quite easy- just have a play around until you're happy with things.
Obviously,shooting RAW gives you more latitude with adjustments...
Okay, go on about that. How much should I adjust exactly which setting?

There isn't some Photoshop action that can emulate or at least be a starting point for this?
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I have only used Elements, and that was some time ago, so I have no idea what presets you have available. You might start by lowering the blue channel in the shadows to mid tones.
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With regards settings... just play around with things and see where you go...
Skin tones tend to be adjustable around the red/yellow colour area...
Hard to have a preset for a skin tone as everyone's complexion or tone is quite different... but tweaking things as I've suggested gives you the option to adjust to taste.

Occasionally when I've shot say a runner going by, quite often the reds are too strong and I pull the hue slider to swing the red tone towards a yellow tint, making things much more life like...
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